Category: Sober Blurbs

Sobriety date: 12/11/08

Sobriety date: 12/11/08

Sobriety date: 12/11/08. My substance use history = fun; exciting; thrill-seeking; enhancing; escaping; self-medicating; social problems; destructive/hurtful to others; family conflict; legal issues; car accidents; overdose; temporary-induced psychosis; pain; chaos; hijacked brain; enslavement; shame; broken; hell. My nine years of recovery = healing; amends; forgiveness; acceptance; challenging; liberation; passion; ...MORE
Sobriety is Tough, I am Tough!

Sobriety is Tough, I am Tough!

It's been one hell of a ride but by the Grace of God I'm sober while writing this. On 11-11-15 I started a new life in sobriety that I had been chasing for years. It took me a very long time to forgive myself for some things I had ...MORE
100 days sober!

100 days sober!

I’m celebrating 100 days sober today and feeling amazing! I’ve made some amazing people so far on this journey and am now hopeful of what the future will bring! --- Contributor: Nicola IG: @niconicolalaart ...MORE
10 Years Sober!

10 Years Sober!

I've lived an adventurous life, playing professional baseball in the Dominican Republic, harness racing professionally, and miraculously surviving 24 years as a cocaine addict. I am now humbled and thrilled at the same time to announce my 10th anniversary as a sober person on December 8! I've dedicated my ...MORE
God’s Miracle – Sobriety Treatment

God’s Miracle – Sobriety Treatment

8 years in to my sobriety! My picture of before and after! I’m a heavy binge drinker, always in the bar on Friday and Saturday night, spending at least $300 on alcohol every weekend...from pre game at home to binge drinking at local bar. Fast forward...from binge drinking to active ...MORE
15 Years Clean and Sober!

15 Years Clean and Sober!

Honestly I can't believe it's been 15 years I have been clean and sober. At the age of 18 I gave up the high cost of low living. One day at a time on Dec 8th I'll be celebrating 15 years clean and sober at 33 years old . ...MORE
Treatment Over Doom

Treatment Over Doom

After less than a year of marriage my husband had enough. He had no clue I was an alcoholic until after we married. Fast forward 10 months and we are planning on having children. Life has never felt so amazing! --- Contributor: Julianne Tapsfield ...MORE
Treatment and 7 Months!

Treatment and 7 Months!

My name is Audrey and I recently celebrated 7 months free from heroin. I started drinking heavily when I was 18, moved onto cocaine, then OxyContin, and from there heroin. I spent the past 8 years slowly killing myself until I was hopeless and desperate enough to surrender to ...MORE
5 Years Post Treatment Sober!

5 Years Post Treatment Sober!

The black and white picture is me checking myself into treatment center. I was hopeless and terrified that it was not possible for to stop obsessing over my drug of choice. The color picture is me on my 5 year sobriety date in August after treatment. I finally asked ...MORE
5 Years Clean and Sober!

5 Years Clean and Sober!

Today I celebrate 5 years clean and sober 🙏🏻. This past year has had some of the biggest ups, and some of the biggest downs. But I got through all of it clean. 5 years ago I had accepted that I most likely wouldn't make it to my 25th ...MORE
1 Year Sober and Counting!

1 Year Sober and Counting!

At the age of 13, I got caught stealing liquor from a gas station. I binge drank throughout the rest of my teenage years. Blackouts, fights, waking up in jail, became common for me. I got my 1st DUI at 18 and landed in the hospital, the doctor said ...MORE
Back at 6 Months Sober

Back at 6 Months Sober

I was at 15 months sober and was thinking 1 drink won't hurt. That one drink led to 2 hospital visits, jail, and getting sexually assaulted in a span of 12 days. Thank god I got out of that and now am back at 6 months. I know I ...MORE
Heroin Recovery

Heroin Recovery

Hello my name is Robin and I am a heroin addict in recovery. My story is so long, for I had been using drugs since I was 19. But my addiction spiked when I lost my only sister May 14th 2009 to drugs. My grandma had passed on the ...MORE
8 Years of Sobriety!

8 Years of Sobriety!

The absence of alcohol and drugs has undoubtedly improved my life. But physical abstinence only goes so far. It has been applying the 12 steps to my daily life that has given me, for the most part, emotional sobriety. Without recovery at the center of my consciousness, my thinking ...MORE
6 Months Sober and Counting!

6 Months Sober and Counting!

Hello. Today I am 6 months sober from alcohol. 6 months ago, I had to make a really big, yet simple decision: did I want to live, or did I want to die. I had come to terms with the fact that every time I took a drink, every ...MORE